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Natalie Portman Needed Rehab After Movie

19th March 2011

Natalie Portman thinks she should have checked into rehab after filming 'Black Swan'.The 29-year-old star won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal as a disturbed ballerina in the movie, but admits it was such...

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Fascinating Fact 11029

6th March 2011

Moviemaker/actor Kenneth Branagh has signed on to direct a new film about the 1930s University of Washington's men's rowing team. The project is an adaptation of Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat about...

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Harry Potter Movies To Receive Bafta

3rd February 2011

The 'Harry Potter' film franchise will receive the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at this year's BAFTAs.JK Rowling - who wrote the books the movies are based on - and producer David Heyman...

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Anthony Hopkins Says He'll Play Any Role

28th January 2011

Sir ANTHONY HOPKINS says he'll play any role offered to him, so long as the script is good enough.Sir ANTHONY HOPKINS, the legendary Welsh actor who won an ACADEMY AWARD for his portrayal of the...

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Branagh Swaps Superheroes For The Stage

21st January 2011

THOR director KENNETH BRANAGH is taking a break from movies to star in a play in his Northern Ireland hometown.The British thespian stepped behind the camera last year (10) to direct the upcoming superhero blockbuster,...

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Michael Caine For Sci-fi Shakespeare

2nd November 2010

Sir Michael Caine is to appear in a science fiction version of 'Henry V'.The 'Harry Brown' star will reportedly be joined by Ray Winstone, Vinnie Jones, Gerard Depardieu and Derek Jacobi in the forthcoming adaptation...

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Kenneth Branagh's Shakespearian Thor

11th October 2010

Kenneth Branagh believes 'Thor' is like a Shakespeare play.The actor-and-director - best known for his adaptations of Shakespeare's plays - says he took on the job of directing the forthcoming superhero movie, because it reminded...

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Emma Watson Negotiates Marilyn Role

24th September 2010

Emma Watson has reportedly lined up her first post 'Harry Potter' role. The 20-year-old actress - who played Hermione Granger in all eight movies based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling books - has landed a part...

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Portman Thrilled To Work With Branagh

7th September 2010

Actress NATALIE PORTMAN has thanked KENNETH BRANAGH for her role in THOR - she only took on the part because he's in the director's chair.The Hollywood star will play female lead Jane Foster in the...

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Natalie Portman's Branagh Love

6th September 2010

Natalie Portman loves Kenneth BranaghThe actress says she wasn't interested in doing another blockbuster movie after starring in the three 'Star Wars' prequels until she found out the British star was directing the movie adaptation...

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Fascinating Fact 9897

1st September 2010

DAME JUDI DENCH, KENNETH BRANAGH and MICHELLE WILLIAMS are to team up to bring Colin Clark's memoirs to the big screen in My Week With Marilyn. Clark was responsible for looking after Marilyn Monroe while...

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Kenneth Branagh To Act In Thor Sequel?

5th August 2010

Kenneth Branagh would like to appear in a 'Thor' sequel.The actor-and-director - best known for his adaptations of Shakespeare's plays - has helmed the forthcoming superhero movie but has never been asked to star in...

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Wallander Creator Caught Up In Gaza/israel High Seas Drama

2nd June 2010

The creator of KENNETH BRANAGH's TV detective KURT WALLANDER was one of the passengers aboard a ship attacked by Israeli soldiers on Monday (31May10).Author Henning Mankell was among the activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla...

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Anthony Hopkins Set For Arabian Nights?

10th May 2010

Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to play a villainous sorcerer in Chuck Russell's 'Arabian Nights'.The screen legend is apparently in the final stages of negotiations to portray sorcerer Pharotu in the upcoming period epic, which...

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Troublesome Anthony Hopkins?

31st March 2010

Sir Anthony Hopkins is reportedly causing problems on the set of 'Thor'. The British-born actor, who plays the role of Odin in the movie, is said to be directing his co-star Chris Hemsworth, who is...

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Thompson: 'Work Saved Me'

28th March 2010

British actress EMMA THOMPSON suffered from depression as her marriage to KENNETH BRANAGH fell apart - but writing the screenplay for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY saved her from "going under".The Nanny MCPhee star divorced the actor...

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Branagh's Pleasure At Collins' Screening Payment

12th January 2010

KENNETH BRANAGH's proudest moment as a filmmaker came at the screening of his low-budget movie IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER - when he handed glamorous actress JOAN COLLINS a cheque for her role in the film.The...

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Russo Joins Hemsworth & Hopkins In Thor

18th December 2009

RENE RUSSO has signed on to play THOR's mum in KENNETH BRANAGH's blockbuster movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book story.Russo will portray Frigga opposite Chris Hemsworth, as Thor, and Anthony Hopkins, who will portray...

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Branagh's Wallander Leads Bafta Craft Awards

18th May 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH's TV drama WALLANDER is leading the British Academy of Film and Television Arts craft awards - scooping four prizes for achievement behind the scenes. The BBC series, which stars Branagh as a Swedish detective,...

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Branagh Ready For Thor Directing Job

6th May 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH is ready to start directing forthcoming superhero flick THOR, it has been revealed.Speaking to Empire magazine, Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, explained that the Shakespearean actor is ready to get...

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Harry Hill Hat-trick At Bafta Tv Awards

27th April 2009

Harry Hill's TV Burp saw the big-collared comedian claim his third prize at the Bafta Television awards on Sunday.The 44-year-old won best entertainment programme - beating Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec and Stephen Fry to...

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Branagh Lands Top British Academy Tv Award

27th April 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH has walked away with his first producing honour, beating out DOCTOR WHO to land the Best Drama trophy for his series WALLANDER at the British Academy Television Awards. Branagh, who also stars as the...

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The Things They Say 11850

9th April 2009

"I am a bit of a slogger. KENNETH BRANAGH sprang from the cradle fully formed. I have to work at it. Every single part I have ever played has been difficult." Veteran thespian SIR IAN...

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Branagh Honoured At Bpg Awards

27th March 2009

British thespian KENNETH BRANAGH has been honoured at the U.K.'s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (BPG) - beating DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT to take the coveted Best Actor prize. The star was handed the trophy for...

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Scandinavian Role Wins Branagh Award Shock

27th March 2009

Actor Kenneth Branagh's TV exploits in Wallander have won him the best actor gong at today's Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.The Shakespearian specialist may have wowed audiences with his version of Hamlet, but it was for...

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Branagh Leads British Academy Tv Awards

24th March 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH is hoping for victory at this year's (09) British Academy Television Awards after receiving his first nomination as a producer for his series WALLANDER. Branagh, who also stars as the eponymous police inspector in...

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Cate Blanchett Named Best Onscreen Monarch

6th March 2009

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in film for her portrayal of English monarch Elizabeth I, in a new poll.The Oscar winner narrowly defeated Dame Helen Mirren's portrayal of Elizabeth II...

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Samuel L Jackson To Unleash Fury In Iron Man 2

26th February 2009

Samuel L Jackson has joined the growing cast of superhero sequel Iron Man 2 as spy Nick Fury, it has been confirmed.The Pulp Fiction star made a cameo as former war hero Fury in the...

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Tennant's Hamlet Return Wins Event Of The Year

16th February 2009

David Tennant's return to the London stage after back surgery has been named the theatre event of the year.The Doctor Who actor was forced to withdraw from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Hamlet...

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